Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
The moment I saw these on Pinterest the other day, I knew I'd be making them very soon. I picked up kiwis at the store that same night and had them in the freezer first thing the next morning. I've actually made these three times now and my youngest son adores them! I give him the frozen kiwis on sticks (before they are dipped in chocolate) and he sits in his high chair and grins the entire time he eats them.

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
I've made these with both bittersweet dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. The kiwis are a bit more tart (especially if you accidentally freeze ones that aren't quite ripe in your eagerness to try this recipe!) after they are frozen, so the sweeter chocolate balanced out the kiwi nicely. I still preferred the darker chocolate, but that's typically my preference with any chocolate treat.

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles
(printable recipe)

6 large kiwis, peeled using this awesome method, cut into 1/3"-1/2" thick rounds
1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks

Slice the peeled kiwis into rounds with a lollipop stick in each one. Place on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment. Freeze for at least 4 hours and up to 48 hours.

In a glass bowl, melt the chocolate and the coconut oil over a pan of simmering water. You can also melt this in the microwave at no more than 50% power for 15-30 seconds at a time.

Dip each frozen kiwi into the melted chocolate. The chocolate will harden within a few moments of being dipped. Eat immediately or re-freeze.

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




 

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea... I've done bananas and strawberries like this but not kewi!

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  2. I have never make any fruit pops before, I think I should make some. This look so inviting and lovely to look at.

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  3. I'm with Carrie, I've done strawberries and bananas this way, but never kiwi. LOVE this idea... and they look so lovely!

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  4. Oh yum!! I love kiwi, the only way it could be better is to chocolate cover it.

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  5. I love Kiwi and I love dark chocolate... I can imagine how good the chocolate dipped Kiwi would taste. And I love the fact that it can be made so easily.

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  6. I just bought some golden kiwi and I love to try this fruit pops too!

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  7. These are so beautiful, I can't wait to try this!

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  8. Going to try this with the grandkids!

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  9. Am going to try this, lovely idea, I've never made fruit Popsicle but this is inspiring. I'll start with your kiwi pop :)

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  10. That is wonderfully awesome! I love this idea. There are so many fruits to be dipped! Thanks for passing along another great idea.

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  11. That is so unique! It's like a dilly bar without the icecream!

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  12. My girls especially would love these, although I'm sure the little boys wouldn't refuse a few!

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  13. I am so doing this!!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I am so excited by this idea. I never would have thought of this! They look great!

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  15. This is beautiful! I love this idea!

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  16. This looks so pretty:) Great idea:))

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  17. Oh they look yummy. Only my daughter loves kiwi fruit in our house, so I'm sure she'd relish these. Then again, if I covered it in chocolate I'm sure my son would eat them, too.

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  18. What a lovely idea!! This looks so cute!!

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  19. Sigh. Would you believe that kiwis are the one fruit I'm allergic to? And it's too bad cause I love them so much. These look like such a great treat!

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  20. I still have the lollipop sticks , look like I can try this too but might change the fruit as kids dislike Kiwi.

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  21. Sounds good, Sonia. I am hoping to try pineapple this weekend!

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  22. Mary, Thanks for the pineapple idea! love it!

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  23. where do we get the sticks other than frp lollipops?

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  24. WONDERFUL idea! Move over chocolate covered strawberries!

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